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Skakey Mcnamarra
3RAR Signal Platoon Woodside. Comes from Tasmania. Skakey, do you remember the OR'S boozer called the Shat?

Contact: Geoff Corbett
0420 362 223
Seeking Survivors HMAS Mildura trip to Monte Bello
RAN, RANR, RANR NS who travelled on HMAS Mildura to the Monte Bello in April to June 1952 and February to May 1953. I have some information I would like to share and talk about our experiences.
Contact: Robin Johnson
0431 970 937
Seeking AB W.F (Bill) Hawson P.A 4601
Flinders Naval Depot, January 1944.
Contact: Rex Brennan
08 8361 8080
Seeking Alan/Allan Muir (or Piddlesden)
Seeking my first cousin, Alan Muir (possibly spelled Allan/Allen) who I believe joined the Australian Navy around 1970 (possibly later). He was born about 1953 to Alan Muir and Shirley Piddlesden. Any information appreciated.
Contact: Roberta Muir
Monte Bello Nuclear Testing 1952 to 1958
Seeking members who served with Geoffrey Giles during his period of service (1955 to 1960) in the Monte Bello islands, (British Nuclear Testing). He was a National Service man with the RAN Reserve.
Contact: Ross Stewart
0438 215 826
Australian Ex-Services Atomic Survivors Association Inc.
RAN servicemen who were aboard HMAShips Fremantle, Junee, Diamentina, Mildura during the BNTests in the 1950’s, please contact me.
Contact: Jim Marlow, National Secretary
08 9455 1337
Seeking CPO Hubert Williams or family/friends
Chief GI, ex Royal Australian Navy (Nowra), ex Royal Navy (Plymouth UK), ex Prisoner of War (Japanese). Last seen as Head of Security at the Australian Stock Exchange in 1986 in Sydney. Family resided in the inner west Sydney. Ship Mate to REA Gavin Dyer, HMS Rothersay, 1967-1970.
Contact: Gavin Dyer
0418 975 552
Navy watch keeping on oil tanks, Chowder Bay
I am looking for any ratings who did watch keeping on the oil tanks at Chowder Bay from March to June 1965.
Contact: Bob Barnes
0423 368 596
Seeking Neville
Trying to find Neville Leeworthy, ex stocker HMAS Hobart III. Was onboard for 3rd Vietnam tour. Lost contact some years ago and have been unable to locate him. Any info would be appreciated.
Contact: Alan Ramseyer
0402 853 252
Calling Navy Recruits arriving HMAS CERBERUS joining CLASS 93, KING DIVISION,
I have enlarged, to A4 size, a photo of the 25 of us taken just after uniform & gaiters issued on 8 April 1956. All features have come out well, If you wish for a copy send me your address via email or phone (if no answer leave a message with your particulars). I will email or post copy.
Contact: Graham Long R51854
07 4955 5509
Seeking Bobby Bates
Bobby was best man at my wedding and served with me on HMAS Arunta 1954–1956. Last known address was Canterbury–Bankstown NSW. I was known as Tubby Hull.
Contact: David John Hull
0421 929 677


Seeking Michael Williams
Vietnam Veteran Lance Corporal Michael Williams who worked in transport, SME. Last time we met was 1970.
Contact: Frank Parker
07 5444 5082
BELISI Veterans
Seeking any BELISI veteran who was in Bougainville at the Headquarters Element between December 2000 and end February 2001.
Contact: Bob Bak
02 6943 4402
Book "Killing Babies"
An Australian digger recalls his Vietnam War and invites readers to sample the life he and his mates lived. The book is for sale for $24.99. Contact Darryl, "Midabri", Ryalls Rd, Miles QLD 4415.
Contact: Darryl Bishop
Seeking Tony
Left Brisbane in 1970. Not Infantry. I have a black and white photo of him standing next to a Sergeant. Tony is tall, slim build, dark hair and brown eyes I think. Possibly 21 years of age when he left for Vietnam.
Contact: Marian Bewsey
0429 885 660
Feeding soldiers throughout the millenia
I am compiling the story of RAASC Vietnam and in particular feeding soldiers throughout the millenia, not just Vietnam. Personal anecdotes very welcome and bios. Lost a mate? A photo and brief commentary also welcome.
Contact: Russ Morison
0408 947 935
Peter Sharp RAA
Seeking Peter Sharp or anyone from 22PLT B WING 1RTB KAPOOKA JAN 1970. Also Phillip "Shorty" Edwards RAAMC/RAAOC BROADMEADOWS EARLY 70s.
Contact: John Swan
0411 813 715
Seeking Anthony (Dinger) Bell
Served with me in Vietnam 1970/71, engineer.
Contact: Philip White
0467 664 501
Japanese soldier's belongings
My uncle Jack Smith served in PNG and was in Wewak at the end of WWII. We have a Japanese soldier's satchel with his name and service details inside. Does anyone know how we can return these items to family in Japan? Please contact 120 Arnold St, Princes Hill, VIC 3054
Contact: Marian Turnbull
Seeking info on 2790303 Werenfridus van Loon 8RAR South Vietnam
Werenfridus van Loon (known as Van to his mates), began National Service on 17 July 1968. After training was posted to 8RAR and was deployed to SVN from 26 Nov 1969 to 18 Jun 1970. Van died in 1990; I am seeking information, anecdotes, photos, for his family.
Contact: Peter Mitchell
0411 633 411
Seeking Dennis Holmes
SGT Dennis (Zero) Holmes VX 85120 who served as Artillery Artificer with 34th Anti-aircraft Battery on Horn Island 1942/1944 and later Fortress Workshops Torres Strait. His advice needed for the installation of a 3.7 inch anti-aircraft gun in an original gun pit at King Point.
Contact: Gordon Cameron
0437 782 240
Seeking Signalman Harry Ford
Seeking contact details for Harry Ford. Served together 139 Signal Squadron early 1990's. Harry started his career as a linesman then changed over to Technician. Last know posting was School of Signals Watsonia.
Contact: Brett Mellross
0407 644 440
Vietnam War - History Project: Captain Ron Nissen
Seeking contact with Captain Ron Nissen (Aust Int Corps), HQ 1 ATF 1970-71.
Contact: Ernest Chamberlain
0417 653 526
Seeking John Errol McDonnell
Looking for old mate, John Errol McDonnell, Cpl, 217816. Ex 9 RAR. SVN.
Any infomation would be appreciated.
Contact: Dennis McKellar
0412 562 000
Seeking Lawrence Albert
Lost contact with Lawrence and Irene was 1988. Last known address was whilst he was serving at Enoggera as a Cpl. At the time I was in the RAAF at Amberly.
Contact: Frank & Wendy Weber
0437 409 033
Seeking Dereck Green
Was a nasho 18 pl 1rtb Kapooka early 1971. Was from NT. Would like to catch up.
Contact: Bob Javens
08 9964 1909
We are trying to get as many ex-Para Riggers together as we can. We have been assembling at various locations on ANZAC Day, mainly one of the Rigger's home towns. The more the merrier. Always looking for old and new contacts. It is great getting the Trade back together.
Contact: Steve (Stiffy) Neilson.
0409 137 757
66 BN and 2 RAR Members
The 2 RAR Museum, located in Townsville, QLD would like to hear from any 66 BN and 2 RAR members from BCOF, Korea and Malaya and obtain any photos and memorabilia to display and preserve in the collection for future soldiers and for current and ex-members as well as their families to appreciate and admire. We would also like any memories and anecdotes that you can type on a computer. We would also encourage you to visit if you are an ex-member.
Contact: Jason Harrison
0419 749 198
Seeking Wayne Thomas 8RAR 1969-71
Seeking contact details for Wayne originally Dandenong, Victoria.
Contact: Trevor Oates
0409 378 570
Seeking members 2 Section Alpha Company 6 Platoon 1RTB 30/05/90 Enlistment
David Palmer RAINF 1st RAR. Jason Keeling RAINF 2nd/4th RAR. Jason Hossack AAAvn. GNR Cusack 4th Fld Regt RAA. CFN Jamie Munier RAEME. Any 6 Pl & or 2 section member please contact James. Mick TASSIE Howells passed away.
Contact: James
0450 797 443
Seeking Richard Wayne DUNFORD
Last known address Byron Bay or Dubbo, NSW. Served with me in Vietnam in 7 RAR, A Company 3 Platoon in 1970-71. Lost contact several years ago.
Contact: Stan Connor
0428 827 080
Concerning VX8260 WO W.E.Beauchamp HQ 1 Aust Corps 1941
I have in my possession an inordinate amount of paperwork relating to the above. It includes: letters, typed, beautifully written and most informative of Cairo, the Sinai desert and Alexandria;
a letter from Sgt. J Lord May 1941; a picture of George Mirkell and the Queen Mother Feb 1958; notices of her visit (Melbourne Sun).
Contact: Kip Read
0412 274 275
Maps, weapons Operation manuals concerning events in PNG and Sinai 1941
Seeking relatives of WO W.E. 'Fitzpatrick' Beauchamp VX 8260. Letters, maps, operational manuals, leave passes, church service notices and newspapers in my possession. They concern the above and Sgt. J Lord.
Contact: Kip Read
0412 274 275
Seeking ex members of 4KAR, 4RAR, 2/4RAR & 4RAR/Cdo,
Ex members living in SA - we seek help in contacting other ex members who made need assistance, be ill, or have recently passed away without the knowledge of their old mates.
Contact: 4RAR Sec/Editor
08 82640614.
Would DAVID SWANN or DAVID SWANSEA formerly of Toowoomba or any person knowing his whereabouts please contact Lucy Salerno of the Office of the Official Solicitor to The Public Trustee of Queensland, GPO Box 1449, BRISBANE QLD 4001, Fax: (07) 3213 9486, by 7 December 2018.
Contact: Lucy Salerno
07 3213 9378
Seeking ex-Serviceman Gerald (Gerry) Gaston
I worked with Gerry at International Harvester Company in Geelong in 1973. Heard that he moved up to Daintree. He claims to have spent many happy days in the Army - he would have been possibly in Supply or Transport. He said he used to drive the All Wheel Drive International Trucks.
Contact: Ben de Zylva
0414 469 042
Seeking John Charlton Service No 1735946
Served with 3 RAR South Vietnam 15/02/1971 to 12/08/1971. Was from Nanango Black Butt, Qld and later moved to Campbelltown, NSW. Had a brother Wayne and two sisters in the 1960's.
Contact: Phillip Butler
0428 055 435
James Moon
Seeking a photograph of my late brother in law James Moon, service # NX23373. He was an Ex POW in Switzerland and a member of A Co. 2/13 Battalion. I have heard there may be a book containing a photo of the whole Battalion.
Contact: Diana Moon
02 4341 5404
Seeking Members B Coy 9Pl National Service Intake 1st October 1969 (WA) Puckapunyal
Seeking contact with members of 18th National Service Intake October 1969 (WA) at Puckapunyal for 50th Reunion to be held in Fremantle on Thursday 10 October 2019.
Contact: Don Greer / Jeff Connelly
0428 915 605 / 0407 479 648
VW Country Buggy
I would like to contact any service personel who were at Bandiana or Puckapunyal army bases when the VW Country Buggies were evaluated for the army. This is for historical reasons only.
Contact: Rob Sturgeon
0409 933 234
Help needed - Sally Graham
Seeking a couple of people who may have been friends with my mum, Sally Graham, who has now passed. I know she had friends named Garry and Christine Millar, and her best friend was Sandy Gill. She was stationed 10WRAAC in Enoggera, Brisbane.
Contact: Jess
0413 163 189
Seeking 36830 George Patrick Spencer ALSC-1 COY RAASC 1966
Seeking George who wrote "The Joy of Supplies". Am writing a book about RAASC Vietnam. Please contact me, or if you know where I can find him, please let me know.
Contact: Russ Morison, Secretary, RAASC Vietnam Supply Platoons Assoc
0408 947 935
RMC Graduates 1963 and 1961
Seeking contact with NOK of Major Michael Thorne (1942-1972) and Brigadier John Byrnes (1939-2016). Former Signal Corps officers who served in Vietnam.
Contact: Mike Fogarty
02 6288 5339
Seeking ex Major Phillip Whitmee
Please contact Patrick Lawson (ex Sergeant Ordnance) regarding service in Vietnam 1967-68, Saigon Headquarters.
Contact: Patrick Lawson
07 3205 4660 / 0418 730 042
Australian Veterans of the Korean War
I would like to personally meet those men and women who served in the Korean War for the purpose of interviewing them. If you’re interested in this or want to know more, please contact me.
Contact: Brian Kim
0401 551 910
Seeking Current and Former RAAMC members
Seeking past and present members of the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps to join the RAAMC Association. We provide a conduit for ex-members to keep in touch. Come and join up with old friends that you may not have seen since your Healesville, Portsea or Bonegilla training days. For further information please contact National President Paul Terawskyj on either 0411247874 or apply for membership (no fees) through our web page at

Contact: Paul Terawskyj
0411 247 874
Seeking SGT Dean Hodge
I am seeking contact with Dean Hodge. We deployed in '06 together. I know he is in Tassie Somewhere near Berridale (Moorilla). Mate, I had my phone stolen with your details. Please get in touch!
Contact: Martin Foster
0459 816 441
Seeking Ann Mckay
Seeking Ann Mckay (maiden name) was attached to RAEME in Tasmania in 1968. Married a sergeant approx. 1969/70. Would love to catch up.
Contact: David Harnett (ex RAN)
0419 832 350
SAS beret with catering corps badge and metal buttons of service dress jacket
Seeking the lady from Adelaide who sent me the brown beret with the catering corps badge (all I remember was that her husband was suffering from severe dementia and I believe she was a church vicar). I have found a definite home for the Sgts blue uniform and the beret. I am also seeking 6 metal buttons off a polyester service dress jacket pre 1996. Please contact me.
Contact: Eddie Harbour
03 9775 2560
Seeking Laurie Ryan
Served with me in Vietnam 1970 Nui Dat 1st Aust Civil Affairs Unit. Lost contact, last known posting Murray Bridge South Australia.
Contact: Stanley Hallstrom
0429 140 145
Seeking Peter Jones
I wish to make contact with former Major Peter Jones (ex CMF/ARes), son of Mrs Bella Jones who resided in Cheltenham, VIC.
Contact: Karl Liffman
0428 507 610
Seeking Grahame Lonsdale
Seeking contact details for my uncle. Served in Vietnam 7RAR. Wish to discuss family matter. Any contact details greatly appreciated.
Contact: Rachael Lonsdale
0401 975 273
66BN, 2 RAR and 2/4 RAR ex-members and family
The 2RAR Historical Collection, located on Lavarack Barracks, Townsville, QLD would like to hear from any past members or their families. The battalion has served in BCOF, Korea, Malaya, Vietnam, Somalia, Cambodia, Rwanda, Timor, Iraq, Afghan, etc. We would like to obtain/borrow photos, memorabilia and items for display. We encourage you to visit and donate personally if possible and we can preserve and digitise items for future generations. We would also appreciate any anecdotes or stories typed or emailed.
Contact: Mr Jason Harrison (Volunteer Curator)
0419 749 198

Air Force

The 'Bushranger' Story on CD
The first edition describes the development and introduction to operational service of the RAAF 'Bushranger' Iroquois helicopter gunship during the Vietnam War. The second edition embraces interesting US Army and RAAF helicopter force development information. Each CD is $10.00 including postage.
Contact: Brian Dirou, DFC
07 4819 1513
Seeking info on Ex WRAAF Ann Shaw (maiden name)
Ann was at No 1AD RAAF Base, Laverton VIC in 1960. Seeking her location, married name and any other details. Ann would now be in her mid 70's.
Contact: N Kirwan
08 8381 3329 or 0411 401 341
RAAF Post WW2 Trained Aircrew Signallers
I put out a request for Signaller and AEO Course photos for inclusion in the Radschool Assoc Magazine (RAM). The response has been outstanding, although Nos 1, 4, 6 and 8A are still adrift. Thanks to the following - Ron Letch, Bill Dixon, Fred Ward, Brian Marrick, Joe Potter, Chris Sunden, Peter May, Brian Bell, Gordon Johnstone, Curly Gibbon, Kevin Murray, Trevor Medhurst, and the Vetaffairs team. Special mention is made of Trevor Benneworth for publishing the photographs in the RAM magazine.
Contact: J the T (Jim Treadwell)
02 4967 4462
No4 PTI Course
Seeking any of No4 PTI Course or PTI's from Pt Cook in the early 60's that are still above ground.
Contact: Peter Lane
0438 523 199
Seeking contact with members on crash site clean-up – Palm Island QLD 18 Nov 87
Ms Linda Francis (nee Hjortshoj) is seeking contact with any personnel involved in the crash site clean-up on Palm Island in November 1987. One person she recalls went by the nickname of Whitey. Her point of contact is myself, her advocate.
Contact: Lex Roberts
0431 575 660
Seeking Barry Charles Patrick Simpson
I have been looking for my dad for 40 years, but I always find a dead end. He was the head steward for Prime Minister Billy McMahon. He has two children Debbie Lee Simpson and John Charles Simpson. Please contact me with any information.
Contact: John Simpson
0409 827 664
Seeking Malin Hayward (RAAF Station in Thailand in late 60's)
Searching for my biological father, who was stationed in Northeast Thailand in the late 60's. Had a child with a Thai lady named Nitia Kanpeych. Would love to hear from anyone who knows of either person and whether or not they are still alive. I would love to connect with anyone related to either parties.
Contact: Eric McAnallen
281 904 5620 (USA)
Seeking Sgt or Flt Sgt Vincent Douglas Locke
Service number A2356 of Junee NSW, who enlisted in May 1942 in Sydney at age 26. Presumably discharged 1 BFTS Sept 1956 after serving 14 years. Believed to be stationed at Rathmines, Williamtown.
Contact: Alec Howard


Veterans' Reference Group (VRG) - Call for Members
If you are a veteran or current/ex-service person, a family member of a veteran or current/ex-service person, someone with a demonstrated interest in veterans’ issues or a professional service provider in the ex-service space, you are invited to express interest in becoming a member of the Tasmanian Government’s Veterans’ Reference Group.

The Reference Group provides insights and advice to the Tasmanian Government on a range of veterans’ issues. Expressions of interest close on 19 October 2018
Contact: Veterans' Reference Group
03 6232 7133
Historic Motorcycle Club QLD
Formed in September 1970 and comprises 15 areas. Club eligible motorcycles are those constructed before 31 December of the year 30 years prior to the current year with current cut-off date 31 December 1987. If you are a club member you can obtain S.I.V. registration at $174.00. Brisbane meetings are held 2nd Monday at 7.30 pm, Veteran Car Club, 1376 Old Cleveland Road, Carindale. Great for veterans returning from service to restore a Veteran Motorcycle or a Classic Bike.
Contact: Ian Rennie
0426 366 694
Armistice is an exciting new theatrical performance reflecting on Australia’s wartime and peace-keeping history combining song, music, dance, spoken word and archival footage. Marking 100 years since the end of WWI, Armistice will recognise a centenary of service, sacrifice and achievement. This special performance on Remembrance Day reflects QPAC’s commitment to provide opportunities for Queensland artists to tell stories about our rich culture and history. It’s an opportunity for Queenslanders to create a work of national significance.

Contact: Queensland Performing Arts Centre
136 246
Queensland Seniors Diary 2019
Seniors Diary taking the theme of legal issues faced by aging Australians to help better understand your rights and responsibilities.
Contact: Renai McCullagh
07 3637 6000
ex 25 CSP ex WRAAC Q
Seeking Peter Grand Sgt ex 52 Combat Supply Pl between 1980 and 1982, W/o WSM WRAAC School between 1982 and 1984.

Contact: Ron Richards
0423 229 161
Free access to Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney
ADF personnel and veterans now receive free entry to the Museum. Personnel need to show a valid ADF ID card, service medals or arrive in uniform to be given free entry. Complimentary admission includes access to the museum’s Action Stations experience, telling the story of life in the Navy, the opportunity to climb aboard former-Navy destroyer HMAS Vampire and submarine HMAS Onslow. The offer also includes a 10% discount at the museum store and café. The offer runs until September 2020.
Contact: National Maritime Museum
02 9298 3777
Butterfly Computer Solutions - Discounts for Veterans
We offers discounted pricing for veterans and active service people for your computer needs. Custom built Desktop PCs, laptop and desktop computer sales, upgrades, repairs, virus/malware removal, software sales, certified cyber security specialist. We believe in honesty and integrity above all else.
Contact: Darren Hollingsworth
0428 890 777
ACK Vietnam Veterans
Seeking all Vietnam Veterans who attended Assumption College, Kilmore.
Contact: John Joss
0401 631 682
Malaya & Borneo Commemorations 2019
Commemoration Services at Ipoh, Malaysia, will take place from 12-16 June 2019. The service for the 28 Australian Diggers who lay in the Kamunting Road Cemetery in Taiping will be held on Thursday 13 June. Visit website for details or contact the Liaison Officer, Ian Holthouse on 0477 160 097 or for travel advice.
Contact: Ken McNeill, Secretary NMBVAATASINC
03 6383 4677
Seeking ship's company deployment book
Trying to find a copy of ship's company book of HMAS Hobart 3rd Vietnam deployment. Mine was nicked while on loan to an Adelaide dive shop at the time of the old girl's sinking. I am willing to pay a reasonable price.
Contact: Alan Ramseyer
0402 853 252
Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal
The Tribunal is an independent statutory body established to review decisions of the Department of Defence regarding defence honours and awards. If you have applied for, and been refused a defence honour or award on behalf of yourself or someone else, you may be eligible to have that decision reviewed in the Tribunal. Please contact the Tribunal, or review its website for further information.
Contact: Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal
(02) 6266 1019
Flags of the Anzac tradition
The Australian Flag Society is seeking any photographs of the Australian flag at war or of any other flags of the Anzac tradition.
Contact: Nigel Morris
0431 149 177
RSLWA's Help Our Heroes Charity Ball
We want you to join us to celebrate the achievements of RSLWA, enjoy a great night with friends old and new and help raise funds to support the Help Our Heroes Campaign. This is an opportunity to unite together to show respect and support those who served and those who continue to serve. The event will be held at Crown Towers Perth Ballroom on Saturday 15 June 2019.
Contact: RSLWA
08 9287 3799
Widows, wives and families of WW2 veterans
Two authors, contracted by Australian Scholarly Publishing, are seeking widows, wives and families of WW2 veterans who have been affected by physical and psychological trauma as a result of their husband's/family member's war service. Working title for the book is "When he came home", and will consist of several interviews within the context of post-war culture. Confidentiality assured and sensitive nature of the material will be respected. Please contact if interested or to discuss further.
Contact: Susan Turpie
0455 716 089